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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

How much does it cost to get a house appraised and inspected?

Home appraisals and home inspections both assess your home and provide a report summarizing the condition or value of your home based on key measurements. Unlike a home inspection for the sale of a property, a home appraisal is used for loan applications, property value assessment for sales or settlements (divorce, estate, etc.), and taxes and insurance. If you’re having your home appraised for lending purposes, you’ll likely need a state-certified appraiser, so be sure to your research their credentials. Nationally, the average cost for a home appraisal is $340.

If you’re buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection can be an invaluable tool for price-setting and negotiation, as well as learning what repairs are necessary. The national average home inspection cost is $310, ranging higher or lower depending on the inspection company, your location and the size of your home. Other factors that can affect cost are additional inspection services and pathogen testing. Here are some examples of average home inspection costs in various parts of the country:

  • Home inspection in New York City: $425 or more.
  • Condo inspection in New York City: $200 or more.
  • Home inspection in Central Texas: $250 for homes up to 2,000 square feet.
    • $275 for homes from 3,001-4,000 square feet.
    • $300 for homes from 4,001-5,000 square feet.
    • $325 for homes 5,001 square feet and up, plus 10 cents per additional square foot.
  • Home inspection in Los Angeles: $199-$299 or more.

How long does it take to do a home inspection?

On average, you can expect a standard home inspection to take two to three hours. Your house size can affect inspection length, as can requesting additional services such as sprinkler system inspections, outbuilding inspections, radon testing, crawl space inspections, or pool house inspections. During the home inspection, the professional will be taking photos and looking in and around all parts of your home. The inspector will then compile a report that may be more than 20 pages. You should receive this report back within a few days to a week. The report should detail everything from minor imperfections and maintenance recommendations to major defects that need to be resolved as soon as possible, like structural failures or a leak in the basement. Your report should include photos and clearly outlined information about all major elements inspected, as well as recommendations for next steps.

What should be included in a home inspection?

A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

  • Home structure
    • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
  • Electrical
    • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
  • Plumbing
    • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Appliances
    • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.
Reviews for Sanford home inspectors
Anissa J.
I will be recommending Bonafide Home Inspection and will be using him again for future property inspections. Joseph was available on short notice and provided a very thorough inspection. Walked me through everything to make sure I fully understood. Report delivered same day. Pricing was excellent. 5 stars!
Bonafide Home Inspection & Services LLC.Bonafide Home Inspection & Services LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Quality service, the buyer was impressed with Winderemere Home Inspections. Great communication, would gladly recommend his service to another one of my future home owners.
Windermere Home InspectionsWindermere Home Inspections
Melvin M.
Bert was very professional. He showed up early so that he could inspect the roof first. He was very thorough with his inspection and did not rush to finish before inspecting everything as stated. Bert was open to all questions and responded accordingly. Being that I am a first time home buyer, I felt that Bert was honest and meticulous with his overall job performance. Even after the inspection was complete he continues to offer further assistance at no extra charge. He really does go the extra mile for customer satisfaction. I would highly recommend Bert to anyone.
Home Inspections of Mid-Florida LLCHome Inspections of Mid-Florida LLC
Jane c.
Hector was great! He came out on the same day that I called, and he did a fantastic job inspecting my home. He was here on time, and it didn’t take too long. Thanks, Hector!!
Xpress InspectionsXpress Inspections
.Paul H.
Bert was on time and did a thoroughly professional job of explaining what he was going to do, what he was doing and the result of his inspection. He offered advice as to how to use his report and how best to invest our money in home improvement for the highest and best use of the assets of our home. Thanks, Bert
Home Inspections of Mid-Florida LLCHome Inspections of Mid-Florida LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Warren's commitment to service excellence was evident the moment he arrived. He was very enthusiastic and went above and beyond answering our questions and addressing our concerns. He took the time to explain each step of the inspection process. I feel more confident with the investment I made of purchasing my home several years ago. Thanks Warren for your time and service.
Billings & Company Home InspectionsBillings & Company Home Inspections
Francine A.
Joe was very professional and very detail about his job. He took the time to explain everything. He left no stone unturned. He responds quickly. He is affordable. I was very happy to find him on Thumbtack. He was a blessing. My husband and I are purchasing our first home. Joe eased our fears about buying an older home an possible issues. His report is very detailed. If you want a detailed inspection report and everything explained to you call Joe. I feel better about buying an older home now. You will not be disappointed! I told him after everything was finished. We Fam now 🙂
Bonafide Home Inspection & Services LLC.Bonafide Home Inspection & Services LLC.
Casey S.
Joe did such an amazing job inspecting our home! He made us feel so comfortable immediately and it was very obvious that he has a wealth of knowledge for his trade. He had extremely professional equipment that he used to check for moisture, Ect. We received his very easy to read report immediately before he left the driveway. It had pictures of every single thing inside and outside of the house. We were highly impressed. The price is very fair, especially for all of the time and effort he puts in! We will always use Joe moving forward!
Bonafide Home Inspection & Services LLC.Bonafide Home Inspection & Services LLC.
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